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Title:
Dr. Mabuse, the gambler
Author:
Lang, Fritz, 1890-1976.
Uniform Title:
Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler (Motion picture)
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, Calif. : Image Entertainment, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
2 videodiscs (229 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Sinister Dr. Mabuse maintains his wealth through counterfeiting, manipulating the stock exchange and bending weaker minds to his will. In part one, Mabuse builds his empire and casually ruins Count Told while entrancing the thrill-seeking Countess. In part 2, Mabuse turns from criminal to villain, murdering the Count and kidnapping the Countess.
General Note:
Based on the novel by Norbert Jacques.

Originally released as a silent motion picture in 1922.

Includes audio commentary by Lang scholar, David Kalat.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Contents:
pt. 1. The great gambler -- pt. 2. Inferno.
Added Title:
Great gambler.

Inferno.
UPC:
014381941227
Format :
DVD

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Dr. Mabuse: The Gambler is the eight-reel version of Fritz Lang's twenty reeler, two-part silent thriller, Dr. Mabuse. Mabuse (Rudolph Klein-Rogge) a sinister mesmerist/psychiatrist, toys with the weaknesses of the rich and influential. He worms his way into the confidence of wealthy men, plays cards with them, hypnotizes them into cheating at their businesses, then puts them in a position to be blackmailed so that he can corner the stock market. A devilishly ingenious plan-but Mabuse is up against the plodding, methodical police detective Wrenk, whose subconscious is not so easily swayed...at least, not at first. In 1932, Lang directed a talkie sequel to Dr. Mabuse the Gambler, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi